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British Book Awards 2021 judges announced


Posted on February 1, 2021

Very proud and excited to be announced today as one of the judges of this year’s #Nibbies, or British Book Awards, run by The Bookseller magazine. I will be judging the Best Book, Children’s Fiction,…

Wild About Writing WINNER announced!


Posted on October 20, 2020

ANNOUNCEMENT DELIGHTED to announce that the WINNER of my #WildAboutWriting competition with Blackwell’s Bookshop and Hachette Children’s is…. ‘Rescued Like Her Name”, by Siri Krznaric, age 11 You ca…

Wild about Writing Tip 6: Fantastic Finish


Posted on September 11, 2020

There are just TWO DAYS left to enter Wild About Writing! So this week, my final writing tip for you all is on how to give your story a FANTASTIC FINISH!   These tips are for anyone entering my W…

Wild About Writing Tip 5: Super Stories!


Posted on September 2, 2020

Just two weeks left to enter Wild About Writing! This penultimate week my tip is about how to write a longer story than you might normally…how to write a SUPER STORY!   These tips are for anyon…

Wild About Writing Tip 3: Exciting Events


Posted on August 31, 2020

This week my writing tip is on how to fill your story with EXCITING EVENTS, that keep the reader turning the page… These tips are for anyone entering my #WildaboutWriting creative writing competitio…

Winner of National Writing Day Challenge announced


Posted on August 30, 2020

Thank you for all your brilliant story entries for my National Writing Day challenge! It was very hard to choose a winner, but one story stood out, for its super creative response to the brief, and th…